Newbury Trustee Appointed President of Saunders Hotel Group

Daniel Donahue, a Newbury Board Trustee since 2012, was appointed President of Saunders Hotel Group.

Newbury Trustee Appointed President of Saunders Hotel Group

Feb. 28, 2017 – Daniel Donahue, Newbury Board Trustee, appointed President of Saunders Hotel Group.

Article originally published by Wicked Local, Saugus.




The Sanders Hotel Group issued the following press release:

The Saunders Hotel Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Saugus resident Daniel G. Donahue as president, where he will be responsible for all areas of management, operations and marketing for all Saunders Hotel Group's properties.

With more than 25 years of experience, Donahue most recently served as V.P. and general manager, Lenox Hotel.

"Dan has been an exceptionally strong leader and member of our team for a number of years," said Jeffrey Saunders, CEO of Saunders Hotel Group. "We are a family owned and operated business and our mission is rooted in our people and our community. Dan has always exemplified those ideals and inspired the best for our business. We are thrilled to welcome him as our new president."

Prior to joining the Saunders Hotel Group, Donahue was a member of the Starwood Hotels team and held senior managerial roles with Washington area hotels. Following his work in Washington, he worked for the Jurys Doyle Hotel Group before joining Saunders Hotel Group. Each of the hotels that Donahue oversaw ranked in the top five on TripAdvisor.

"I am looking forward to expanding my role within the Saunders Hotel Group and lending my expertise to their entire portfolio," said Donahue. "As president, I have many exciting ideas to continue building on the impressive trajectory of the company in order to take it to the next level."

Currently, Donahue is chairman of the Board of the Massachusetts Lodging Association and immediate past-president of the Skal Club of Boston. He also serves on the board of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau.

In addition, he is passionate about giving back to the community and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Ellis Memorial, a Board Trustee for Newbury College and chairman of Friends of Copley Square.
In 2014 Donahue was named the General Manager of the Year for Massachusetts and in 2015, was awarded the distinct national honor of GM of the Year by the American Hotel & Lodging Association.




About Newbury: Newbury College is a private, independent college located just minutes from Boston in the Fisher Hill neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts. Founded in 1962, Newbury College offers bachelor and associate degree programs in over 20 career-focused majors. Committed to personalized and experience-based teaching, Newbury inspires students to become independent thinkers, valuable collaborators, and global-minded citizens.

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